Top 5 Picks For Fall 2018
Shasta Cascade Region
The Shasta Cascade region encompasses 25 percent of all land mass in California (size of Ireland) with just three percent of the state’s population. The region is comprised of eight rural counties historically known for being part of the pioneer gold rush, and is an outdoorsman’s paradise - scattered with lakes, rivers, mountains, 50 waterfalls, historic mining towns, two national monuments, six national forests, and seven state parks – including the (active) Lassen Volcanic National Park. www.shastacascade.com
Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark is a geologic adventure for your whole family. Take part in a robust and comprehensive tour to see the caverns and lake in their glory. Along the way, you might see local animals, like bald eagles, mountain lions and black bears! September
Tours every hour from 9 AM - 3 PM
October – March 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
Photo credit: Visit Redding
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a fun, non-profit 300-acre gathering place featuring the Sundial Bridge, a museum, forestry & wildlife center, arboretum and botanical gardens. At the gateway to
the Sacramento River Trails, Turtle Bay celebrates far Northern California as part
of the world we share. We envision Turtle Bay Exploration Park as a vibrant gathering place where our community is strengthened through education, cultural engagement and economic growth. turtlebay.org
Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton
Located on the outskirts of the Power and Light District, Hotel Phillips is a short walk from the best entertainment the city has to offer, including a lively music scene at Power and Light District and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Hotel guests can also enjoy,
P.S. Speakeasy, Hotel Phillips’ contemporary incarnation of the 1930’s speakeasy accessible only by an unmarked door, and Kilo Charlie Coffee Bar, the hotel’s urban chic coffee bar overlooking bustling 12th street. www.hotelphillips.com
Leinie Lodge & Beer Garden Kansas City embraces the bold spirit of pride, celebration, authenticity, and community of the North Woods of Wisconsin. Born from a six generation family culture, the beer, and now restaurant, showcase the finest in ingredients and hospitality. The venue features a large central bar with cold beer storage located directly behind the back bar, providing the freshest beer possible to every guest. The restaurant also includes a 1,000 square foot outdoor beer garden with fireplace, a large dining room with communal seating, and a small raised lounge area, "The Porch," for a more social dining experience. Large, glass garage doors at both ends of the restaurant, allow guests to flow freely to the beer garden, experience the energy of Kansas City Live! and be connected to the urban scene in downtown Kansas City. In addition to offering the Leinie Lodge & Beer Garden family of beers on tap, Leinie Lodge & Beer Garden Kansas City features rotating local and regional craft beers. www.powerandlightdistrict.com
Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Old Town Alexandria Virginia
Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia just completed a $2.51 million redesign to the hotel’s 107 guest rooms including 16 suites, signature outdoor terraces, hallway corridors, public areas, adjacent French brasserie BRABO, and 5,600 square feet of meeting, wedding, and event space. The hotel is situated along a charming brick-lined street amidst an array of boutiques and fine art galleries. With its dedicated award-winning spa, newly refinished modern and elegant interior design, two culinary venues Helmed by Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier, and unmatched service through heartfelt hospitality, the distinctly luxurious urban retreat is a destination in and of itself, while also offering easy access to the sights and attractions of Washington, D.C. and the neighboring Virginia countryside.
American Classics With A
Classic French technique meets contemporary American fare at Brabo Brasserie. Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier combines European culinary influence with locally-sourced ingredients to create a menu inspired by his past and present. The Brasserie’s beverage program features a curated selection of beer, wine, and cocktails to be enjoyed on their own or paired with Chef’s creations.
Open for Happy hour, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch, the Brasserie is perfect for an impromptu bite with friends, after-work cocktails, or a celebratory night out.
The Indiana Dunes
The Indiana Dunes occupy 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, which has created white, sandy beaches in Northwest Indiana.. These beaches are among the best in the U.S. and the dunes were ranked as the top attraction in the state of Indiana in 2018. The Indiana Dunes has more than 70 miles of trails offering a range of breathtaking views up sand dunes that reach as high as 192 feet.
The stress of everyday life melts away the instant you arrive at any of the beaches within the Indiana Dunes. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach as gentle waves lap the shore around you, strolling along the shore, or playing frisbee, it’s apparent why this natural wonder is called Nature’s Masterpiece.
Parents magazine picked the Indiana Dunes shoreline among the top five family beaches in the nation along with beaches in San Diego, California and Maui, Hawaii. TripAdvisor.com ranked the Indiana Dunes in its top six.
So whether you enjoy splashing in Lake Michigan, playing beach volleyball, building sand castles or just spending hours lying in the sun, the beaches at the Indiana Dunes are the place to spend a perfect summer day.
Below are the beach access points where you’ll find access to our 15 miles of sandy shoreline. Sites are denoted as handicap accessible if a wheelchair can get all the way to the beach or to a recreation area with a lake view.
Beaufort, South Carolina,
The Gem of the Lowcountry
This coastal town is abundant in dripping Spanish moss, stunning antebellum mansions, friendly locals and delicious restaurants.
Beaufort is South Carolina’s second oldest city, founded in 1711. The town is world-renowned for its well-preserved historic antebellum architecture. Beaufort’s luxury boutique inn, Anchorage 1770, is where visitors prefer to stay in style.
Every room at Anchorage 1770 offers a varied and unique experience. While some offer 4 poster beds, water front views and high ceilings, others offer stunning bay windows, original Adams Mantels and detailed plaster work from the late 1800s. For those desiring that extra bit of privacy, the new cottage is a romantic option
The inn’s modern décor, historic flair and waterfront views make for swoon-worthy Southern getaways.
Step into the sharp, sophisticated setting of Saltus on Beaufort’s Waterfront Park overlooking the Beaufort River and you could easily convince yourself that you are in trendy Los Angeles or Manhattan. Creatively blending Lowcountry favorites, locally sourced ingredients, and modern technique, the menu becomes a world-class compliment to the charming, laid-back setting that is Lowcountry.